On December 23, the FDA announced that it has approved SpinrazaTM (nusinersen) to treat spinal muscular atrophy, making it the first-ever FDA-approved therapy for SMA. We are thrilled to see our community’s efforts culminate in the approval of Spinraza: not only the first-ever approved treatment for this disease, but also one that addresses the underlying genetic cause...Read more
Traditionally, nurses have been taught the “five rights” of medication administration. These are broadly stated goals and practices to help individual nurses administer drugs safely.Read more
- The right drug: Check the drug label and verify that the drug and form to be given is the drug that was prescribed.
- The right patient: Confirm the patient’s identity...
It's time to thank members of the nation's most-trusted profession. Some restaurants across the country are showing nurses a little love by offering freebies and discounts for National Nurses Week, which kicks off Sunday. The week goes through May 12, which was the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. For the past 16 years, the Gallup...Read more
Now that spring is here, families are looking for outdoor activities. For special needs families, that can be a challenge! Here are some excellent resources for inclusive fun for everyone! Pacer - Our friends at Pacer have a page dedicated to summer recreation, sports, and camps. This is an extensive list! Start here! https://www.pacer.org/students/recreation-and-sports.asp Mpls-StPaul Magazine...Read more